Best Kept Secret of Gujarat, Architecture Marvel & Historical Monuments
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Product Code : AGORA557
Embark on the "Best Kept Secret of Gujarat, Architecture Marvel & Historical Monuments" private tour and explore the hidden gems of Gujarat's rich heritage in cities like Ahmedabad, Dholavira, Bhuj, Hodka, Mandvi, Dasada, and more. Witness magnificent architectural marvels, ancient historical monuments, and lesser-known cultural treasures. Immerse yourself in the vibrant culture and history of Gujarat while unveiling the secrets of its hidden gems. This tour offers a unique and immersive experience, taking you through the lesser-explored side of Gujarat's architectural wonders and historical landmarks.
Day 1: Arrive Ahmedabad
On arrival at Ahmedabad airport, you will be greeted by our representative who will assist you with the transfer to your hotel. Check in at the hotel and rest for the day to relax and recover from your journey.
Day 2: Ahmedabad City Tour
After breakfast at the hotel, embark on a full-day city tour of Ahmedabad. Explore the rich cultural and historical heritage of the city by visiting iconic landmarks such as the Swaminarayan Temple Kalupur, Jama Masjid, Sidi Saiyyed Mosque, Sabarmati Ashram (Gandhi Ashram), and the Adalaj Stepwell. Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of the bustling markets and bazaars. Learn about the city's history, art, and architecture throughout the day. Return to the hotel for overnight stay.
Day 3: Ahmedabad - Dholavira (255kms)
After breakfast, check out from the hotel and drive to Dholavira. Check in at a village resort in Dholavira. In the afternoon, visit the Dholavira archaeological site, which dates back to the Indus Valley Civilization, around 4500 years ago. Explore the well-preserved ruins and learn about the ancient culture and civilization that thrived here. Overnight stay in Dholavira.
Day 4: Dholavira - Bhuj (220kms)
After breakfast, drive to Bhuj. Check in at the hotel and freshen up. Later, embark on a city tour of Bhuj. Visit popular attractions such as the Aina Mahal, Prag Mahal, Swaminarayan Temple, and the Kutch Museum. Immerse yourself in the rich history and heritage of the region. Overnight stay in Bhuj.
Day 5: Bhuj - Hodka (65kms)
After breakfast, drive to Hodka, located in the Banni region of Kutch. En route, visit Nirona Village known for its Rogan art. Witness the intricate art form where artists paint with a fine thread of Rogan on cloth. Continue your drive to Hodka and check in at a hotel. In the evening, enjoy a short drive to witness the breathtaking views of the White Rann. Overnight stay in Hodka.
Day 6: Hodka
Early morning, embark on an excursion to the White Rann of Kutch to witness the mesmerizing sunrise over the salt marsh. After breakfast, visit Dhordo village, occupied by the Mutwa Muslim community. Explore their unique culture and way of life. Continue to Khavda to witness the art of pottery making and visit the Samma tribe. Later, proceed to Kala Dungar (Black Hill) to enjoy panoramic views and witness a beautiful sunset. Return to the hotel for overnight stay in Hodka.
Day 7: Hodka - Mandvi (135kms)
After breakfast, drive to Mandvi. En route, visit Sumarasar Village known for its Shawl and Stole Weaving. Witness the traditional skills passed down from generation to generation. Arrive in Mandvi and check in at a hotel. In the afternoon, embark on a city tour of Mandvi, including a visit to its famous shipbuilding center. Enjoy some leisure time at Mandvi Beach. Overnight stay in Mandvi.
Day 8: Mandvi - Dasada (275kms)
After breakfast, drive to Dasada. En route, visit some of the finest Batik workshops in Mundra. Continue your journey to Dasada and visit the Bhadreshwar Jain Temple known for its intricate marble carvings. Arrive in Dasada and check in at a hotel.
Day 9: Dasada - Ahmedabad (160kms)
Early morning, embark on a safari in the Little Rann of Kutch, a unique ecosystem and home to the endangered Asiatic Wild Ass. Explore the vast salt marsh and spot wildlife such as flamingos, wild boars, and various bird species. You can also visit the nearby villages to interact with the Rabari and Bharwad tribes and learn about their traditional way of life.
After the safari, drive back to Ahmedabad. En route, visit the Rani ki Vav, a UNESCO World Heritage site known for its stunning stepwell architecture and intricate carvings. Explore the Panchasara Jain Temples in Patan, showcasing exquisite craftsmanship. Continue to the Modhera Sun Temple, dedicated to the Sun God. Arrive in Ahmedabad and check in at your hotel.
Day 10: Ahmedabad - Departure
After breakfast, check out from the hotel. Depending on your flight schedule, you may have some free time for shopping or additional sightseeing in Ahmedabad. Later, you will be transferred to the airport for your departure flight.
- Assistance on arrival at airport.
- 9 Nights' accommodation in selected price category hotels.
- Daily breakfast at hotels.
- Private AC car/van for airport transfers, sightseeing, and excursions as per the program.
- English speaking tour guide on sightseeing days (local guide in each city), as per program.
- Monument entrances and activities charges mentioned in the itinerary.
- 1-Time Gypsy safari in national park with naturalist.
- Bottled drinking water in car.
- Government taxes.
Hotels used or similar for 9 nights accommodation
Ahmedabad x 3 night
3* - WelcomHeritage Mani Mansion/ Parker Lords Eco Inn
4* - Ramada Hotel/ Lemon Tree Premier
5* - The House of MG/ Le Meridien
Dholavira x 1 night
3*, 4* & 5* - Rann Resort Dholavira/ Dholavira Tourism Resort
Bhuj x 1 night
3* - Seven Sky Clarks inn/ Hotel Ilark
4* & 5* - The Fern Residency/ Hill View Resort
Hodka/ Rann of Kutch x 2 night
3*, 4* & 5* - Shaam-e-Sarhad Village Resort/ Kutir Craft Village Resort
Mandvi x 1 night
3* - The Village Resort/ Seabreeze Resort Mandvi
4* & 5* - Serena Beach Resort/ Mandvi Beach Resort
Dasada/ Bajana (Little Rann of Kutch) x 1 night
3*, 4* & 5* - Royal Safari Camp, Bajana/ Rann Riders, Dasada
- Any flight tickets.
- Camera charges at monuments if any.
- Meals other than mentioned in the inclusions.
- Expenses of personal nature like liquor, laundry, tips, telephone, fax, internet etc.
- Gratuities and optional activities.
- Anything not mentioned in inclusions.